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By: Dave Pearson

Under pressure to change, hospital radiology is entering a period of innovation.

Nowhere in radiology has the pain of the transition from volume to value been felt more immediately than in the hospital setting. Here, value-based payment is further along than in the physician practice setting.

Penalties for 30-day readmissions have been imposed on hospitals for a few years now, and failure to achieve appropriate scores on patient satisfaction surveys now results in forfeited reimbursements. In just a year and a half, the mandate to implement radiology decision support will encourage hospitals to contain rather than grow medical imaging procedure volumes.

One bright spot has been the more favorable reimbursement for hospital-based outpatient imaging services. Now that...

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